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Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario

Third Consecutive Month of Record Outflows:  continued risk of high water on the St. Lawrence River and on Lake Ontario
Cornwall – Due to favorable ice conditions and previously implemented deviation strategies, the Lake Ontario outflows surpassed the historical record-high for the month of March, making this the third straight monthly record that has been exceeded during the Board’s ongoing efforts to deviate from Plan 2014 and remove water from Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board met... Read More

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway

Pleasure Craft Lockages Suspended at Canadian Locks until Further Notice Along Montreal/St. Lawrence & Welland Canal Sections of Seaway
Cornwall – Effective immediately, all pleasure craft lockages in the St. Lawrence Seaway are suspended. This suspension applies to both the Montreal / Lake Ontario section and the Welland Canal section of the Seaway. The suspension of pleasure craft lockages reflects the need to minimize all non-essential interactions between Seaway personnel and members of the general public during the COVID-19... Read More

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

Parks of the St. Lawrence Parks and Public Spaces – Closed until further notice!

Parks of the St. Lawrence Parks and Public Spaces – Closed until further notice!
This applies to all visitors including recreational walkers and dog walkers. Morrisburg – The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is suspending ALL visitor and vehicle access to our outdoor parks, public spaces, trails and amenities. These areas are now CLOSED temporarily, until further notice. This applies to all visitors including recreational walkers and dog walkers. We encourage you to #StayHome and... Read More

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3

IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Water Levels Webinar on Friday, April 3
Register now! US Co-Chair Jane Corwin and Canadian Co-Chair Pierre Béland of the International Joint Commission will host a webinar on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River on April 3rd 2020. A French language webinar will take place at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) and the English language webinar will take place at noon (EDT). A short presentation will be given... Read More

ILOSLR Board: Additional outflow strategies to address high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

ILOSLR Board: Additional outflow strategies to address high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River
Cornwall – The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board agreed March 11th to amend its Plan 2014 temporary deviation strategies to allow for additional increases to the rate of water removed from Lake Ontario through the spring. The first adjustment to the deviation strategy involves the Plan 2014 rule that attempts to balance high water impacts upstream and downstream of... Read More

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students

UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
Brockville – In an extraordinary effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government announced on Thursday afternoon that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, reopening on Monday, April 6. Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy is to contain the spread of COVID19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB... Read More

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement

OCSTA Statement Regarding OECTA Tentative Agreement
TORONTO – We are very pleased that today, following many months of bargaining, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, the Provincial government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) reached a tentative collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiating parties to the well-being and progress of all students and staff in Catholic schools throughout Ontario. Details of... Read More

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks

COVID-19 Forces Government of Ontario to Extend March break by 2 Weeks
TORONTO — Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on publicly funded schools as March Break approaches: “The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging... Read More

SD&G OPP News for March 9 – 12th, 2020

SD&G OPP News for March 9 – 12th, 2020
SD&G – SD&G OPP News for March 9 – 12th, 2020. CHARGES LAID – DOMESTIC NORTH DUNDAS – As a result of a sexual assault investigation conducted by members of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police and the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, a 18 year old resident of North Dundas Township was arrested on March 9, 2020. Investigation... Read More